Photo (detail) Credit Patrick Willocq

CHOICE AWARDS

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Please submit:
// Up to 6 images ($5 for additional images over 6)
// Title your images

Q: WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
A: The deadline for 2017 has expired. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about our next call for entry.

Q: WHERE DO I APPLY?
A: You will apply on our online application.

CRITERIA & THE JURY PROCESS

Q: WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?
A: 1) The images, as well as all submitted text, should be examples of excellence within the discipline, both visually and conceptually. 2) The grant winners should be at a place in their work and career where they can benefit from the exposure, networks, and opportunities that CENTER offers. 3) The photographer must show evidence of prior artistic and project commitment and execution to ensure the advancement of the project due to the grant funds or support received.

Q: WILL I RECEIVE FEEDBACK ON THE WORK?
A: Due to the number of submissions the committee is unable to provide specific feedback but we will let you know if the work advances to the higher rounds of judging.

Q: IS THERE A TIME LIMIT WITHIN WHICH THE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN?
A: No, you may submit any photograph regardless of the date it was taken.

Q: MAY I SEND MY BOOK, POSTER, EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT, ETC.?
A: Websites, books, posters, announcements and other materials will not seen by the judges and will not be reviewed.

Q: CAN WE APPLY AS A DUO OR GROUP?
A: Yes, please use one artists name and information on the application, and in your project summary note that this is a collaboration and include all names. Please note that winners will receive one slot at Review Santa Fe, so the group would sit together in front of each reviewer.

APPLICATION FAQS

DIGITAL FILES
All images must be uploaded through our online system. Files must be in jpg, sized 1400 pixels on the longest side. Images should be 500kb or smaller with a minimum dpi of 72.

Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY IMAGE SIZE IS TOO LARGE?
A: Use a jpg quality level of 10 or high when saving. If you follow these guidelines, the size of your images will typically fall between 100-500k when it is compressed closed. When the image is opened the file might be larger than 500k and that is acceptable.

Q: WHY DO MY IMAGES NOT HAVE THE CORRECT COLOR OR CONTRAST AND LOOK VERY SMALL ON APPLICATION FORM?
A: Once you have uploaded your images to the application form, you are now viewing them through an internet browser which does not recognize color profiles. Your images are unaltered by this process.

TITLES
Q: HOW DO I TITLE MY IMAGES?
A: We ask that you title your images prior to uploading them to the application form. Titles are recommended for the Choice Awards. If your work is part of a larger project please include “From the project” followed by the name of your project as well as dimensions of the works. Example: ‘from the project Borderline, His Name is Juan, 30 x 40 in”.

Q: HOW DO I ORDER MY IMAGES?
A: To successfully order files during upload, begin the filename with a lower-case alphabetical letter. (Ex: a_filename.jpg, b_filename.jpg, c_filename.jpg).

Q: MAY I COMBINE BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOR IMAGES INTO ONE BODY OF WORK?
A: Yes, all types of image processes are allowed into each submission.

If you have additional questions, please see our General Guidelines page or contact us at programs@visitcenter.org

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